Wayne Kilander Carrico, born December 26, 1919, in Detroit, Michigan, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on December 4, 2012, at the Daytona Beach Health and Rehab Center, Daytona Beach, Florida. A service of memory will be held in his honor at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach, 336 S. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida, 32176, with a reception to follow immediately afterwards in the Fellowship Hall of the church. A burial service will be held at Hillside Cemetery of Ormond Beach at 11:00 a.m.on Thursday, December 13. Wayne was the son of Fred Hale and Jennie Marie Carrico. They moved to Evansville, Indiana soon after Wayne's birth. Wayne met his wife, Lois, in 1938 and they were married in 1941. From 1944-1946, Wayne served in World War II
in medical services at the 89th General Hospital in the Philippines, where he made plastic eyes for the soldiers. He later moved to Ormond Beach, Florida, where he was employed at Roehr Products in Deland, Florida, as a tool and design engineer in manufacturing and production, and later with Florida Production Engineering Co. in Daytona Beach, Florida, from which he eventually retired. Wayne will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his ability to tell a story or perform a task with meticulous detail, his tireless, spirited determination and his robust laugh and beautiful blue eyes. Wayne is survived by his beloved wife, Lois, to whom he was married for 71 years. They were blessed with four children: two daughters, Sandra (Dick) Veinot of Lexington, Ky., and Dyanne (Joe) Havner; and two predeceased sons, Gregg (Ann) and Mark Carrico. Also left behind to share his legacy in life are five grandchildren, Tish (Hamell) Atehortua of Orlando, Florida, Jason (Ann) Veinot of Lexington, Ky., Joseph and Amanda Havner and Bill Amadio; four great grandchildren, Travis Amadio of Louisville, Ky., Rachel Barnett, Haley Grace Veinot of Lexington, Ky., and Zealand Echevarria; cousin, Jeanne Wohlust of Debary, Florida; nephew Garry (Sharleen) Ice of Evansville, Indiana; and niece Connie (Turk) McKinnon of Decatur, Georgia, along with children Brooke (Troy) Topham and Justin Bradshaw. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach or Hospice of Volusia/Flagler. The family would like to express deep appreciation to our dear neighbor and faithful friend, Ann Smith, and to all of Wayne's friends and staff at Daytona Beach Health and Rehab Center where he was so loved and cared for in his final year of life.